Is a Restaurant the Best Choice for Your Rehearsal Dinner

There always seems to be a lot of rules when it comes to weddings, whether coming from the bride, the mother-of-the-bride, or even the best man.

With so many expectations and things to remember, practicing before the big day makes sense. Afterward, time to enjoy a meal together, without worrying about dripping gravy or salad dressing onto a fancy dress, is treasured. It’s the perfect chance for that intimate group–the wedding party and immediate family–to just relax, hang out and get to know each other.

There are a variety of options on where to hold the dinner, but choosing a fine-dining restaurant is sure to please everyone.

It’s All in the Details

Choosing a fine-dining restaurant means you can eat there ahead of time to make sure you like the menu and pricing. It’s also the perfect time to quiz the waiter about specialty foods, and to find out if they not only serve your favorite drink, but do they make it right. They will be happy to make you one or five, whether it’s a skinny mojito, a lemon drop martini, or a virgin strawberry daiquiri.

If they offer it, restaurants can easily accommodate dietary restrictions for those who are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegan, etc. Even those guests who have no restrictions, but are simply picky, will be able to choose from a wide variety of foods, satisfying every palate.

The private dining team members can help you set up your rehearsal dinner without a hassle. Their experience means they will cover every detail, even the ones you haven’t thought about yet.

Relaxing, For Everyone

There are other considerations when evaluating the rehearsal dinner location. If you choose a restaurant instead of catering at home, you won’t have to coordinate the timing of dinner, do any extra cleaning, agonize over which place settings and flatware to use, or have to buy those fancy napkins.

Nor will you have to worry about table decorations, unless you choose to. If you select a restaurant with great atmosphere, no additional decorations will be necessary, and might actually be too much of a good thing.

Another factor is saving you, or your future in-laws, from even more unnecessary purchases. They won’t have to buy a wide variety of liquor or mixers that will never be used past that night. Soda does expire and if they don’t regularly drink it, then it will be wasted along with the half-full bowls of snacks that were set around and became stale after sitting out for several hours. It will all have to be thrown out.

Walking in the door to The Clubhouse in Oakbrook means you can take that deep breath.

It takes the pressure off everyone. Just come on in, take off your coat, grab a drink and enjoy yourself.

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